What’s wrong with this picture? (Quite a lot, as it happens)


This is what passes for information among Conservatives nowadays, apparently.

I picked up the original image on a brief visit onto the Conservative Party Facebook page, where I passed a few choice comments on it – which appear below. I decided the correct information should not be wasted on the Conservatives alone, so I tried to share it on the Vox Facebook page.

There, I discovered that Facebook‘s problem with politics is ongoing, as my attempt to post the, shall we say, altered version of the image was met with the response that FB was having trouble processing it, and I should try again in a few minutes. Repeated attempts failed, so now I’m posting it here, and what would have been an ephemeral moment of humour will now remain with us into posterity (or at least until I decide to take it down).

So what is wrong with this picture?

For a start, that deficit has been down by a third for a long time now. How much has it come down in, say, the last year? Less than a quarter of a per cent, according to my calculations. And in the last quarter? Even less.

Businesses have not created more than 1.25 million new jobs – certainly not in the last three months! For a start, as we all know, 200,000 of them were education jobs that were simply transferred out of the public sector into private ownership to make ConDem figures look good. I haven’t seen any job creation figures for the last three months, but I doubt they’re as good as this image pretends.

Interest rates are indeed at record lows, but this has nothing whatsoever to do with decisions by the current government.

I notice that the only legible word on the side of the coins is ‘impune’. It’s a misspelling, but I take it as an invitation for all to come and impugn the lies we see here (Impugn: cast doubt upon or criticise as unreliable or unworthy of respect).

5 thoughts on “What’s wrong with this picture? (Quite a lot, as it happens)

    1. Mike Sivier

      I wasn’t trying to imply that the Royal Mint misspelled the word; I was using it to cross to ‘impugn’, which is the correct spelling of what I was doing with the whole image. I was the one who was misspelling.

  1. Fedupfifer

    Actually, a Scots translation would be “Wha daur meddle wi me?” Something this disgusting shower of spivs in government should take seriously.

  2. peoplesunitedassembly

    Making a pivotal moment.

    Arresting 557 MP’s would change the course of the country for the better in many, many ways.
    There comes a time when women and men must align themselves to correct action and moral fortitude and persistence for truth & justice.

    Calling on all who are of conscience to enforce the law.
    Murder is always a crime, and the murder of children is the most heinous of crimes.
    The message is to stop violence not to promote it.


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